New York Encounter Panels Include U.S. Nuncio, Boston Cardinal

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Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., will be one of the panelists for the 2019 New York Encounter at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 W. 18th Street in Manhattan Feb. 15-17. The three-day program, with the theme “Something to Start From,” is sponsored by Communion and Liberation and is highlighted by panel discussions and exhibits. Cardinal O’Malley will be on a panel Feb. 16 discussing Pope Francis’ vision for new evangelization with Austen Ivereigh, a writer and journalist, and Father Julián Carrón, president of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation. Father José Medina, U.S. coordinator of Communion and Liberation, will be the moderator. The final day will open with a Memorial Mass to mark the 14th anniversary of the death of Msgr. Luigi Giussani, founder of the international Catholic movement Communion and Liberation. Archbishop Bernardito Auza, permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, is scheduled to be the principal celebrant. Following Mass, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States, will join Jon Baisbaugh, president of the Trinity School network; Stanley Hauerwas, professor emeritus of divinity and law at Duke Divinity School; and moderator Holly Peterson, principal of Nativity: Faith and Reason School in Colorado, for a discussion titled “The Education of the Heart.” Later that day, Father Peter Cameron, O.P., director of formation for Hard As Nails Ministries, will be on a panel for “A New Beginning. Life in the Aftermath of a Massacre.” Father Cameron was the founding editor-in-chief of Magnificat and taught homiletics at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie for 24 years. Joining Father Cameron will be Dawn Ford, educator and survivor of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, and Jenny Hubbard, mother of Sandy Hook victim Catherine Hubbard. Information: www.newyorkencounter.org

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